Today we visited Cana in Galilee where Jesus performed his first miracle (John 2:1-11). It was interesting that our tour guide (Yaniv) pointed out that the writer specifically said the servants filled the jars with water up to the brim. The reason he suggested was that when the water is filled up to the brim, there would not be any room for anyone or anything to be added to the jars thus solidifying Jesus’ first miracle of turning water into wine.
We also visited Megiddo where we learned that it is a significant place for anyone who wants to control that area. Megiddo is situated so that anyone who wants to pass by that area, the people of Megiddo would see them no matter what. That is why Megiddo has always been a significant and desirable place for people to conquer. Megiddo is also mentioned in Revelations as the place where the final battle of Armageddon will take place.
Revelations 16:15-16 – 15“Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed.” 16Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.
We then visited Mount Carmel where Elijah faced the prophets of Baal and Asherah (1 Kings 18) from King Ahab. Not only are we again reminded of God’s faithfulness to the Israelites through this passage but that Elijah wasn’t the only one prophet of the Lord but that there were 100 others hidden by Obadiah. These 100 hidden prophets were the remnants that the Lord had prepared and that we represent the remnants of this day in fulfilling the promises of the Lord.